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Nicolas-Mathieu Rieussec

Clockmaker

« Rieussec/Hger du Roi »

(1781 - 1866)

Nicolas-Mathieu Rieussec was one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the early decades of the 19th century. His workshop was recorded successively in the rue du Marché-Pallu from 1804 to 1812, then in the rue Neuve des Petits-Champs as of 1815. Having been named Clockmaker to the king during the reign of Louis XVIII, he distinguished himself by dint of the innovations and improvements he brought to horology; he was, notably, the inventor of inking chronographs and seconds counters (see Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, Paris, 1971, p. 555).